States Where People Marry Old (and Young)

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31. Hawaii
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.2 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 27.8 (6th highest)
> Married population in 2017: 49.3% (18th highest)
> Median household income: $77,765 (3rd highest)

There isn’t much difference in the median age at first marriage in the Aloha State between 2005 and 2017. Couples marry around the 28-year mark.

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32. Missouri
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.1 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.5 (14th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 48.5% (23rd lowest)
> Median household income: $53,578 (15th lowest)

Show Me state residents aren’t ready to show off the wedding bands until age 28.1, more than two years older than in 2005.

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33. Texas
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.0 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.1 (8th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 48.9% (23rd highest)
> Median household income: $59,206 (23rd highest)

The median age that Texans first get married is nearly three years older than in 2005, rising from 25.1 to 28 in 2017.

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34. South Dakota
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.0 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 26.8 (11th highest)
> Married population in 2017: 51.0% (11th highest)
> Median household income: $56,521 (22nd lowest)

South Dakotans used to wait until 26.8 years to get married for the first time. Now, they’re waiting until age 28.

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35. Alabama
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.0 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.6 (17th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 46.6% (10th lowest)
> Median household income: $48,123 (6th lowest)

The median age in Alabama for first-time marriages is 28, up from 25.6 years in 2005. The state is in the top 10 of states with the highest rate of separated couples — 2.3% compared to a national average of 1.9%.